My preferences in country music tend to lean to gravelly voices over a Bakersfield beat. Every now and then I come across a velvet voice and mainstream country sound that restores a little of my faith in the hits side of country music. Such was the case with Curtis Grimes. You could fill an entire post with all the awards he’s won, but at the end of the day he’s writing songs that reflect the variety of careers and choices that make up his own life experiences. That lends an authenticity his music, which can be hard to find on the charts these days.
Grimes is about to release a self-titled album full of his trademark sound. There are a couple of get-out-on-the-dance-floor numbers, but the majority are country ballads about life outside the city and the people you meet there. As you might expect, there are a couple of love songs and one of those is called Miles Don’t Matter. It’s about not letting the highway keep you away from your soul mate any longer, and we’re pleased to premiere it here on Twangville. The rest of the album is due out next week.
About the author: I've actually driven from Tehatchapee to Tonopah. And I've seen Dallas from a DC-9 at night.